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23.5.18

Backyard Blossom - Fluttering Butterfly

Hi its inspirational Wednesday on the Heartfelt Creations Blog, this is my third card for the Backyard Blossom Collection



Heartfelt Creations Products Used


HCPC 3826 Blossoming Coneflower Cling Stamp Set
HCPC 3825 Butterfly Kisses Cling Stamp Set
HCD1 7180 Blossoming Coneflower Die
HCD1 7179 Butterfly Kisses Decorative Die
HCD1-776 Eyelet Oval Die
HCDP1 290 Backyard Blossoms Paper Collection
HCDP1-284 Heartfelt Love Paper Collection
HCST1-401 Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
159723 Designer Dries Clear Adhesive

Other products used


Bone folder, heat gun, antistatic pad, vellum for stamping and die cutting, White Linen Card, Versacolor white Pigment Ink, White Embossing Powder, Zig markers – Evergreen, Wheat, Pure Orange, Pure Brown, Twine.  



I like to do all my die cutting, shaping and coloring first.  Die cut your Eyelet Oval die with the center also cut out on white cardstock. TIP:  Use an antistatic pad to wipe your vellum first before stamping, it creates a static free environment so that only your stamped image is embossed. Using the Blossoming Coneflower and Butterfly Kisses Stamp sets stamp your images using your White Versacolor Ink, then cover completely in white embossing powder, shake of the excess and heat with your heat gun, don’t get too close to your vellum or it will get a brown tinge. I have colored the Coneflower border using Zig markers. When coloring on vellum use a permanent marker, I like to color on the back of the image for a neater effect. I have used the Evergreen for the leaves and stems, the Wheat and Pure Orange for the flowers and the Pure Brown for the flower centers.
Cut your card base using the white cardstock 12 ¼” x 6 1/8”. Fold your card in half, I like to run a bone folder over the spine of the card to give it a clean finish. Trim the selected cardstock from the Backyard Blossoms Paper Collection 6” x 6”. Using the selected quote from the Heartfelt Love Paper Collection, note you will be using your Eyelet Oval & Basics Die, this swill cut slightly into the image below and will slightly miss at the top, so take care when cutting out the image.
Now you have all your elements done, you can complete your card. Adhere your patterned background mat to your card front.  Adhere your Eyelet Oval die cut slightly to the right of your card front, adhere the quote lined up in the center of the die cut (if it slightly missed the top, this is where you will adhere your twine bow).  Adhere the flower border as pictured, I have placed the glue on the stems and at the base of the flower, this leaves the flower buds raised slightly.  I have trimmed of the flourish pieces of the butterflies. Adhere the butterflies with adhesive only down the center of the butterflies so the wings can be folded up. Using the off cut flourishes adhere as desired or as pictured. Tie a small twine bow and adhere in the top center of your oval die cut.
Happy Crafting
Tracy C x x






16.5.18

Backyard Blossom - A gift for you

Inspirational Wednesday for the Heartfelt Creations Blog. This is the next card I have used in the Backyard Blossoms Collection.


Heartfelt Creations Products Used


Bone folder, heat gun, antistatic pad, vellum for stamping and die cutting, white card for stamping and die cutting, White Linen Card, Versacolor white Pigment Ink, White Embossing Powder, Distress Oxide Ink Wilted Violet, Archival Black Ink, Gelatos – Green Tree, Mango, Butter Cream, Brilliance Pearlescent Chocolate, Nuvo Aqua Flow Glitter Gloss pen, Diamond Stickles.



I like to do all my die cutting, shaping and coloring first.  TIP:  Use an antistatic pad to wipe your vellum and cardstock first before stamping, it creates a static free environment so that only your stamped image is embossed.  When using a heat gun, don’t get too close to your vellum or cardstock or it will get a brown tinge.
Using the Garden’s Edge Coneflower stamp set, stamp the row of Coneflowers on white cardstock using your White Versacolor Ink, then cover completely in white embossing powder, shake of the excess and heat with your heat gun.  I have colored these images using Gelatos. Gelatos are a water-soluble crayon which is great for blending and shading over heat embossed images. Firstly, just scribble the desired colors over the image, green for the stems, butter cream for the flower petals and Mango for the flower centers and now you are just going to rub it in with your fingers until blended and smooth, for the highlight add Mango to the bottom of the flower petal and now rub in with your fingers to blend. When you are happy with your shading use a cloth to rub of the excess color and it will leave the white embossed stamp more visible. If you use a damp cloth your color will be less vibrant, just experiment with your coloring technique.  Highlight the flowers centers using the Pearlescent Chocolate ink very lightly.
Using the Butterfly Dreams Border Stamp set stamp on vellum using your White Versacolor Ink, then cover completely in white embossing powder, shake of the excess and heat with your heat gun.


Using your Blossoming Coneflower and Backyard Blossoms Stamp sets, stamp your flowers using Archival Black Ink, I have only stamped the top of the flowers as we will only be using this section. Color the flowers using your Wilted Violet ink using your Stack and Store daubers. Trim of the flower centers you will only be using the petals. Spray the petals with your mini mister and shape using your Deluxe Flower Shaping Tool Kit.

Cut your card base using the white cardstock 10” x 6 5/8”. Fold your card in half, I like to run a bone folder over the spine of the card to give it a clean finish.   Using the selected Patterned cardstock from the Backyard Blossoms Paper Pad, cut your front mat 6 ½” x 4 7/8”, die cut the Fleur Border Basics Die down the right-hand side.  Using the coordinating decorative border die select the purple contrasting cardstock from the paper pad and die cut 1 matching border. Using the Fleur Border Basics die, die cut the right hand front side to match your patterned cardstock. I have adhered the decorative border to the back of the front mat and then adhered it to the card front (this conceals the border between the layers for a neater effect on the inside of your card).  Trim the selected cardstock from the Backyard Blossoms Paper Collection 6 1/2” x 4 7/8” for the inside mat. Adhere the insert mat.
I have trimmed the Butterfly border into single butterflies, trim them as pictured or play around with where the flourish sections sit.  Adhere the butterflies with adhesive only down the center of the butterflies so the wings can be folded up. Adhere your petals over the flowers. Trim down the row of Coneflowers into single flowers and adhere as desired or as pictured. Highlight the purple flowers using the Nuvo Aqua Flow Glitter pen. Highlight the flowers centers and the Butterflies using the stickles.
Happy Crafting
Tracy C x x








11.5.18

Sweet Baby Boy Card


I was lucky enough to make this card for a close friend, they welcomed their first son into the world, I have been lucky enough to know Kirsten since she was 4 years old. The time has flown and to see this beautiful kid that I saw grow up so quick, starting families of their own. Beautiful...


Products used - I have used assorted papers from the Bella Blvd Cute Baby Boy collection along with the Bella Blvd cute baby boy pieces #1144, Bella Blvd Icons #1143, Bella Blvd treasures and text stickers #1142, Bazzill white and powder blue. The heading was typed on the computer and printed on white smooth cardstock. Paper Roses Stitched Rectangles Die.



This is a 30cm x 15cm card base. Card front is 14.5cm x 14.5cm spotted mat adhered flat, 14cm x 11cm love heart mat adhered flat, the sentiment was typed and finished with a rectangle stitched frame from Paper Roses, adhere the handsome mat under the top right corner and then adhered with 3d adhesive to your card front. I have adhered the train pieces and then lined up the elephants and adhered with 3d adhesive.  Finish of the front with the love heart die cut and the sweetness tab in the top left side.
The inserts are  14.5cm x 14.5cm powder blue inserts mats, I have used 1 rectangle love heart piece topped with the rectangle spot piece, then adhered the Welcome to the World" sentiment over the top. On the right hand side is a 12cm x13cm white mat finished of with the backing banner and on the front the love heart banner.

Happy Crafting
Tracy C xx

9.5.18

Backyard Blossom Birthday

New on the Heartfelt Creations Blog today, introducing the new Backyard Blossoms Collection, adding the new coneflower to the collection of stunning flowers Heartfelt Creations inspires.


   Heartfelt Creations Products used



Bone folder, heat gun, antistatic pad, white card for stamping and die cutting, White Linen Card, Gelatos – Green Tree, Mango, Butter Cream, Versacolor white Pigment Ink, White Embossing Powder, Brilliance Pearlescent Chocolate, Distress Peeled Paint. 
Instructional Videos using gelatos

Technique #2 on this video shows the coloring techniques I used to color my Coneflowers.
I like to do all my die cutting, shaping and coloring first.  Die cut your Botanic Window Decorative die using white cardstock. TIP:  Use an antistatic pad to wipe your cardstock first before stamping, it creates a static free environment so that only your stamped image is embossed. Using the Blossoming Coneflower, Backyard Blossoms and the Garden’s Edge Stamp sets stamp your images using your White Versacolor Ink, then cover completely in white embossing powder, shake of the excess and heat with your heat gun, don’t get too close to your cardstock or it will get a brown tinge. I have colored these images using Gelatos. Gelatos are a water-soluble crayon which is great for blending and shading over heat embossed images. Firstly, just scribble the desired colors over the image, green for the stems, butter cream for the flower petals and Mango for the flower centers and now you are just going to rub it in with your fingers until blended and smooth, for the highlight add Mango to the bottom of the flower petal and now rub in with your fingers to blend. When you are happy with your shading use a cloth to rub of the excess color and it will leave the white embossed stamp more visible. If you use a damp cloth your color will be less vibrant, just experiment with your coloring technique.  Highlight the flowers centers using the Pearlescent Chocolate ink very lightly. Repeat this with your wheat stem.  Die cut with coordinating dies. The great thing about Gelatos is you can go over it again until you are happy with the blending. I have very lightly shaped the flowers using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.

Cut your card base using the white cardstock 12 ¼” x 6 1/8”. Fold your card in half, I like to run a bone folder over the spine of the card to give it a clean finish. Trim the selected cardstock from the Backyard Blossoms Paper Collection, I have used 3 pages, the background mat (pg1) and the mat that I have cut the oval mat from using the Eyelet Oval & Basics Die (pg2) and 1 mat trimmed to 4 ½” x 3 5/8” and 1 insert mat 6” x 6” (Pg3).










Now you have all your elements done, you can complete your card. Adhere your yellow insert mat. Adhere your patterned background mat to your card front. Using 3d adhesive adhere your yellow mat. Using 3d adhesive adhere your botanic window die.  Adhere your oval mat. Adhere the flowers as pictured. Adhere 1 rock candy stamen over your wheat die cut. Using 3d adhesive adhere the “Have a Wonderful Birthday” sentiment overt the wheat stamp and stamen.
Happy Crafting
Tracy C x x


2.5.18

Sweet Peony Gift Box

So very excited to bring you my very first inspiration Wednesday design. New on the Heartfelt blog today. www.heartfeltcreations.us/blog



Heartfelt Materials 



Other Materials 
Die cutting machine, trimmer, scissors, mini mister, white card for stamping, white linen cardstock for covering the box, 3d adhesive, Ranger Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide ink for stamping flowers, Brilliance Pearlescent Coral ink for coloring flowers, Color Box Olive Pastel Chalk ink for stamping leaves, Memento Pistachio ink for coloring leaves, pink sheer ribbon, Green Tara Pearl Clusters Ivory, white gift box (I keep packaging from presents and reuse to make beautiful giftboxes and bags).

Instructions
I like to do all my die cutting, shaping and coloring first. Using white cardstock Die cut 2 each of the Decorative Medallion Dies for the top of the box and 1 extra of the half circle die cut for the front of the box.   TIP:  when stamping with Pigment ink you will have to let it dry or set with a heat gun before die cutting and coloring to avoid smudging. Using your Large Sweet Peony Stamp Set, stamp the flowers 4 times – (8 flowers in total, I used 4 for each large flower) using the Distress Oxide Worn Lipstick ink. Using the Large Sweet Peony Stamp set stamp the large leaf 4 times, the medium and small leaves 2 times each using the Color Box Olive Pastel Ink. Using your Small Sweet Peony Stamp set, stamp the largest double peony 6 times – (12 flowers in total, I used 3 for each small flower). Using your Peony Bud and Blossom stamp set, stamp your Large bud once using a mixture of the Olive Pastel on the leaves and the Worn Lipstick on the bud, repeat this 4 more times with the small bud stamp. When your stamped images have dried, use your stack and store daubers to color your flowers using the Brilliance Pearlescent Coral and the leaves with Memento Pistachio ink. Once dried die cut with matching dies on your die cutting machine of choice.  Using your mini mister lightly spray your flowers and leaves, shape your flowers and leaves using a Heartfelt Mold or your Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.


Measure your box top and cut the mat to fit or I like to leave a ½ cm frame around the edge.  Do the same with any panel you wish to cover. For the top of the lid I have attached ribbon around the edges before adhering to the top of the box so as to conceal my ribbon under the cardstock. Repeat with panels you wish to add ribbon to. Adhere the panels to your box.

Now you have all your elements done, it’s time to assemble your box. I like to lay out all my elements first to make sure I like my design and then when I am happy I start to adhere them down 1 at a time.  I have used the Designer dries clear adhesive to adhere all elements of this project.  Use 3d adhesive on your sentiment and adhere in the bottom left corner.


For more tips on creating with this collection watch this tutorial -

Sweet Peony Flower Shaping Basics

How to shape Sweet Peony 4 different ways

Happy Crafting

Tracy x x

25.4.18

I made the team......

I could not be more excited to announce that I have made the Heartfelt Creations Design Team for 2018. Thank you so much for voting for me. I am truly honoured to be a part of this amazing company and such a truly amazing family not to mention I get to work with so many talented ladies. Heartfelt Creations, you inspire me everyday to be creative, thank you for having me on this journey. To the talented design team, I am looking forward to being inspired by your talent, and can't wait to learn so much from you all.  To the beautiful Heartfelt Creations customers, I hope you find inspiration in my projects. Looking forward to an amazing 2018. A lovely surprise, a congratulations bunch of flowers from my Mum to celebrate.
Happy Crafting
Tracy x x

8.3.18

Very Excited....

I have received my products for the Heartfelt Design Team and have been busy preparing my projects over the weekend. I finished and shipped them of to Heartfelt Headquarters yesterday. Now to cross my fingers and see if I am one of the lucky finalist. I so hope I am good enough to get a spot.
Will load the projects as soon as they are released from Heartfelt.

Will keep you posted... wish me luck